BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai tax authorities have sent ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra a whopping 17 billion baht ($494 million) tax bill over the sale of shares in a telecoms company more than a decade ago, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Vietnamese man who died in a solitary cell at a Japanese immigration detention center complained of pain throughout his detention for a week before his death, fellow detainees said.
PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering riots in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a diplomatic protest by Beijing.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Investigators are in the Iraqi city of Mosul to determine whether a U.S.-led coalition strike or Islamic State-rigged explosives caused a huge blast that destroyed buildings and killed more than 200 people, a U.S. military commander said.
HARARE (Reuters) - Six people were killed when a small plane crashed in eastern Zimbabwe near the border with Mozambique, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - About 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced by fighting northwest of Hama city in Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan landed home on Tuesday a day after President Jacob Zuma ordered him to return from an investor roadshow in Britain, fuelling speculation of a cabinet reshuffle.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The remains of what appears to be at least one unrecovered victim of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry were found near the salvaged vessel on Tuesday, an official said, nearly three years after the disaster that killed 304 people.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union, to be triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, may transform Britain but it will also change the EU. Here's how:
TOKYO (Reuters) - Investigators pored over a Japanese mountain on Tuesday after a massive avalanche tore through a group of high school students and teachers, killing eight, amid questions about why avalanche warnings were ignored and whether they had proper equipment.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese high court on Tuesday overturned a lower court's order to shut down two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, national broadcaster NHK reported, potentially ending a drawn-out legal battle and helping the utility to cut fuel costs.
PARIS (Reuters) - Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is expected to win France's presidential election, according to an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll released on Tuesday - the latest of many surveys showing the 39-year-old Macron as frontrunner.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Verdi union has agreed a three-year pay deal for its 2,000 workers at Berlin's airports, ending the threat of further strikes after industrial action caused the cancellation of some 2,000 flights in recent weeks, the union said on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela for treason, died on Tuesday after complications following surgery, his foundation said on Twitter.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-leader elect Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she is "very determined" to tackle the city's housing problem when she becomes chief executive later this year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s family-run conglomerates are facing calls for a shakeup in their governance from a leading candidate in May's presidential election, following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone, which prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to evacuate, hit island resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.